Thursday, 29. January 2015
05. 06. 14. - 16:00
Unions are demanding action for overworked bus conductors in Thailand who say they are forced to wear nappies at work because of the lack of toilet breaks during their shifts.
According to a survey conducted by the Thai Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation, 28 percent of female bus conductors wear nappies during their incredible 16-hour shifts.
Doctors say the practice is leading to a spike in cancers of the uterus and bladder.
Bus conductors and unionists in the capital Bangkok are now saying enough is enough, and are demanding more toilets be placed along bus routes and at bus terminals.
Watcharee Viriya, 36, a female conductor who developed a urinary tract infection because she spent several hours away from a restroom and wearing nappies, said: "It was uncomfortable when I moved, especially when I urinated inside.
"When I arrived at the bus terminal, I had to run to get changed. I used at least two nappies a day."
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